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Primary Role
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer & Board Member @
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
https://johann.schleier-smith.com/
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Johann is Co-Founder & CTO & Board Member at if(we).

Today, if(we) operates hi5 and Tagged while also pursuing game-changing opportunities in social apps, building on over 10 years of experience in the space while approaching billion-user opportunities. Johann has been responsible for scaling the infrastructure supporting hundreds of millions of users, for pushing cutting-edge software development techniques, and for innovating on how the organization applies machine learning in recommendation engines and how it executes on data science.

Starting out as an entrepreneur in college, Johann launched a dozen businesses in collaboration with Co-Founder Greg Tseng before focusing on social networking in 2004. He holds an A.B. in Physics and Mathematics from Harvard University and pursued a Ph.D. in Physics at Stanford for several years, before leaving to chase entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer & Board Member

Oct, 2004 - Current   (almost 12 years)
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2000
2005
Founder & Chief Technology Officer

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